Feature Article

This is why we call him "Coach" Concillio

Edited by: Fiona Kessler, 8th Grader, SCJH Gazette


The Alumni Association of Bossier High School, Bossier City, LA, will be inducting our very own, Coach Concillio, into their Hall of Fame. Coach will qualify for both the Regular and Spirit recognition categories.

Coach Concillio served as Principal of Bossier High School for six years beginning in 1991.   During his tenure, the school received a visit from the National Blue Ribbon School Committee. Average English ACT scores had improved to 26 and all seniors were encouraged to participate. As well, the school developed a “family” environment that resulted in better attendance and less vandalism, fights, or drugs.

For the three years that Coach Concillio was head football coach and athletic director, the school instituted a lettering system that rewarded time involved on a sports team, rather than the amount of time played. In lieu of individual rewards, team accomplishments were recognized.  

Concillio inherited a football program that for ten years had not competed in state playoffs. In previous years they had won only six games, and in two of them they did not win a single game. During the the three years that Concillio was head football coach,  the school’s record improved to 19-13, and won two district championships.  Bossier High School football team appeared in the National High School Federation Record Book for “the second most rushing plays in a single game,” 74. Concillio served as “District Coach of the Year” for two years and he came in 4th place for “State Coach of the Year”.

At Coach Concillio’s alma mater,  Northwestern State University.A 50 year reunion will be held in conjunction with a “Homecoming” for the 1966 undefeated football team in which Coach played. His team was ranked #1 nationally for NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics- NCAA Division I AA today). Coach was fortunate enough to be a starting rover-back on the team. Congratulations to to Coach Concillio! We are proud to have him here at Sebastian Charter Junior High!

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Dear SCJH Families,

As the new Principal of Sebastian Charter Junior High School, I want to formally welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year! I am eagerly anticipating a successful and rewarding year, and I look forward to working with our dedicated parents, students, staff and the community to provide an exceptional educational experience for all SCJH families.

Nearly 20 years ago, SCJH was established by a group of parents just like you. They desired a small-school environment for their children that was both family-oriented and community-based, while also emphasizing their student’s academic growth and character development. While the school has undergone many changes, such as a beautiful new building with Chromebook carts, SmartBoards, and audio enhancement systems in every classroom, we still share and stress the same values and core beliefs today. As Principal, I personally know each and every student in the school, and speaking for the entire staff here at SCJH, we are concerned with the whole well-being of your child, not just their standardized test scores.

In conclusion, I wish you all a wonderful school year. If I can be of any assistance, do not hesitate to contact me at anytime and please know that my door is always open. I can be reached at mnolan@scjh.org or via phone at 772-388-8838. I am honored to serve as YOUR Principal.

Principal Marvel Nolan

COngratulations to ms.forbes, our 2016-2017 teacher of the year!